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Economic Rockstar

Aug 18, 2016

Rodney Fort is Professor of Sport Management at the University of Michigan after spending 23 years in an economics department at various universities.

Professor Fort teaches Sports Economics and Research Methods for Sport Management and research interests include sport economics, regulation and microeconomics.

Rodney is a recognized authority on sports economics and business, both in the U.S. and internationally. 

He has written 7 books including the best seller Sports Economics, 63 refereed journal articles, and 56 other publications that cover sports topics as diverse as cross-subsidies in U.S. sports leagues to comparative analysis of North American and world sports leagues.

Rodney also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sports Economics, the International Journal of Sport Finance, and Managerial and Decision Economics.  He also currently serves as a vice-president of the International Association of Sports Economists.

Rodney’s work includes being a sports economics consultant, writes for numerous blogs including his own rodsports economics and holds the most complete data on the economics and business of U.S. pro sports leagues in existence at Sports Business Data.

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